HCMC – The Government will prioritize investment in traffic infrastructure projects in the Mekong Delta, especially a high-speed railway between HCMC and Can Tho City, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told a meeting with businesses in Can Tho on May 14.
The HCMC-Can Tho rail line project that connects the Southeast region with the capital of the Mekong Delta was planned 10 years ago. Recently, the Ministry of Transport and local authorities restarted the project.
The 174-kilometer railway will start at An Binh Station in Binh Duong Province and end at Can Tho Station. It will run through six cities and provinces, including Binh Duong, HCMC, Long An, Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Can Tho.
The rail line will require a total of around US$9 billion.
The PM also urged relevant departments and agencies to speed up work on two major roads in the Mekong Delta, namely HCMC-Ca Mau expressway and the axis East-West road passing through Soc Trang, Can Tho, Hau Giang and An Giang.
The Government has allocated around VND400 trillion for traffic infrastructure this term, three to four times higher than in the previous term.